Imaging Systems and Applications

Imaging Systems and Applications

26 - 29 June 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, California United States

Latest advances in the research, engineering and systems design of imaging devices for applications in military, industrial, medical, and consumer imaging.

IS brings together experts from many different scientific and engineering disciplines who contribute to the design and integration of optics, sensors, digital processing and displays in imaging systems. IS captures the state-of-the-art in unique light gathering optics, image sensor architectures and technology, on and off chip digital image processing, and methods for compression, storage, transmission, and utilization. The meeting highlights the leading-edge use of imaging systems in consumer imaging, automotive and drone imaging, photography and digital cinematography capture and projection, remote sensing, microscopy, invasive and non-invasive surgery, and airborne and astronomical observations and imaging.

Keynote Speaker

Tish Shute, Futurewei (Huawei), USA
Tuesday, 27 June
XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics

Christopher Dainty


Dale Linne von Berg

US Naval Research Laboratory

Matthew Arnison

Canon Info Sys Research Australia
Program Chair

Michael Groenert

Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance
Keynote Speaker
Tish Shute, Futurewei (Huawei), USA,  XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics

  Vijayan Asari, U of Dayton, Hyper-spectral Object Classification , Invited

Ronald Azuma, Intel Corporation, United States, Making Augmented Reality a Reality , Invited

Mini Das, University of Houston, United States, Spectral Imaging for Quantitative Phase Contrast , Invited

Michael Deschenes, Defense Research Associates Inc., United States, UAV sense and avoid imaging, Invited

Alex Drimbarean, FotoNation, Image Enhancement in Mobile Consumer Imaging, Invited

Jonathan Fan, Stanford University, Nanoantennas and plasmonics-enabled optics for imaging applications, Invited

Eric Fossum, Dartmouth College, United States, Quantum imaging sensors for low-light high speed imaging, Invited

Boyd Fowler, Omnivision Technologies, United States, Highlights of 2017 international Image Sensor Workshop , Invited

Jon Hardeberg, NTNU, Norway, Spectral to the People: Towards Affordable and Easy-to-use Spectral Imaging , Invited

Alex Hegyi, Palo Alto Research Center, United States, Hyperspectral Imaging Using Polarization Interferometry, Invited

Hong Hua, The University of Arizona, United States, Head-mounted Displays, Invited

Boubacar Kante, University of California San Diego, United States, Microrobot Optical Nanoscopy, Invited

Gao Liang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States, Compressed ultrafast photography, Invited

Jie Qiao, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States, Optical Differential Wavefront Sensing , Invited

Matteo Shapira, Intel, Innovations in Sports Imaging, Invited

David Stork, Rambus Inc., United States, Optical elements as computational devices for low-power sensing and imaging, Invited

Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Imaging in Scattering, Invited

Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University, United States, Computational Imaging and Displays, Invited

Jiashu Zhang, Foveon, Inc., United States, Film-like images with super-fine details using Foveon X3 Quattro, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Congress Plenary Session
Monday, 26 June, 08:30-10:30
  • John Schwartzman, Director of Photography, USA
  • Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, USA 

Congress Welcome Reception
Monday, 26 June, 18:00-19:30

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Keynote (AIO/IS)
Tuesday, 27 June, 10:45-12:15

Speaker: Tish Shute, Futurewei (Huawei), USA, XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics
AR/AR will evolve into XR to become the future interface for Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data, Prediction, Self-driving Cars, Personalized Medicine, Robots, Drones, Cryptocurrency, Smart Cities, and AI. XR is intelligent and interactive connecting us in new ways to each other and uniting human and machine intelligence in a space shared and understood by both. The convergence of CV and AI is powering this paradigm shift in computing but display technologies still lag behind. New display technologies that operate at the intersection of engineering and perception are essential for the realization of XR. This talk will look at the promise of XR, and the challenge of fitting the puzzle pieces together.

Student & Early Career Professional Development & Networking Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, 27 June, 12:15 – 14:00

Join us for an interactive lunch and learn program focused on professional development within the Imaging and Applied Optics field. This program will engage students and early career professionals with the key leaders in the field who will share their professional development journey and provide useful tips to those who attend. Lunch will be provided. Programs are open to OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP to attend.

AIO Panel : The View from the Ladder:  Perceptions on the Future of Photonics
Tuesday, 27 June, 16:45 – 17:45 
Perceptions are often governed by the experience of the individual. Here panelists at various stages in their career and seniority will discuss the current and future outlook of the photonics industry as well as the role of collaboration and consolidation in the market.  From fresh perspectives to seasoned analyses, this session will also explore what the optics community can do to shape the future of photonics technology. 
Gregory Quarles, The Optical Society, USA
Martin Garbos, Buerkert Werke GmbH, Germany
Mark Itzler, Princenton Lightwave, USA
Anna Rissanen, VTT Technical Research Center, Finland

Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 27 June, 17:45-19:15

Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper. 

AIO Panel: Start-ups, Incubators, Accelerators, Oh My!
Wednesday, 28 June, 16:45 – 17:45
What if an entrepreneur could put themselves in the shoes of the investors they pitch to? Would the ideas be pitched differently? Would the ask be different? What are the specific challenges of a photonics entrepreneur, and what are ways to address those challenges?

Laura Smoliar, Berkeley Catalyst Fund, USA
John Brewer, Amorphyx, USA

IS Panel: When Two Cameras Are Better Than One
Thursday, 29 June, 11:15- 12:15

Using multiple cameras to form a single image is going mainstream this year, with many new smartphones including this feature. The claims include continuous zoom, improved dynamic range and resolution, and depth sensing, all in a smaller and lighter system than an equivalent single lens camera. In this session a panel of academic and industry experts will discuss the multi-camera trend in the consumer imaging industry. Now that the approach has become practical, it is a good time to explore the key technologies, design trade-offs and performance limits.
Moderator:  Chris Dainty, FotoNation, UCL, Ireland
Ram Nararyanswamy, Occipital, USA
Rajiv Laroia, Light
Andrew Harvey, Univ. of Glasgow, UK
Alex Drimbarean, FotoNation, Ireland

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